Quneitra

Al-Quneitra is the capital of the destroyed Governorate which is located to the south-west of Syria.

 The city is situated in a valley in the Golan Heights at an elevation of 1,010 metres above sea level. The name "al-quneitra" means ( the little bridge).

On June 10, 1967, the Israeli enemy destroyed al-Quneitra and displaced its people from their lands like the other Golan's villages.

People of Occupied Golan Reiterate Adherence to Syrian Identity, Condemn Terrorists’ Massacres in Syria

OCCUPIED GOLAN, (ST)-The people of the occupied Syrian Golan have reiterated that they are adherent to their Syrian identity and that they won’t accept to replace it with any other identity. They have also affirmed their steadfastness and resistance till the Israeli occupation comes to an end and the Syrian usurped lands are restored.

In a statement yesterday following a demonstration they organized in Majdal Shams town to condemn the terrorists crimes against the Syrians, the people of Golan affirmed that the Syrians have over ages been adherent to human values and to the unity of destiny and existence of all components of the Syrian people.

President Hafez Al-Assad's Struggle for Golan Heights (2)

 The Occupied Syrian Golan Heights was indeed one of the central causes of the late President Hafez Al-Assad. The Syria Times takes honor in publishing some of the golden sayings by the late President about the Golan:

Extract from the interview granted to The "Washington Post" and "Newsweek" the American Daily and Magazine on July 28, 1991

Question: I am sure you understand that there is some ambiguity about your message to President Bush; there is a question asked: Has the USA given Syria any side guarantees or understanding about the Occupied Golan.

President’s answer:

"The USA has not given us any guarantees, but confirmed its commitment to the UN resolutions adopted in 1967, 1973 and the 1980’s. The USA has taken certain positioning, not only at the advent of the current Administration:

The former Administration had confirmed also the continuous commitment to those resolutions. We want no more from anyone. We demand the USA, the Soviet Union and the other permanent members of the Security Council, abide by what they have decided on or participated in deciding according to the UN resolutions. Particularly as all such states say that there is no way to realize peace other than through the UN resolutions."

President Hafez Al-Assad's Struggle for Golan Heights (1)

 The Occupied Syrian Golan Heights was indeed one of the central causes of the late President Hafez Al-Assad. The Syria Times takes honor in publishing some of the golden sayings by the late President about the Golan:

"Our will for peace is boosted by determination on the liberation, restoration of rights and on safeguarding national dignity. It was our keenness on the peace process as well as on securing security and stability in the region which, time and again, motivated us to keep on announcing our preparedness to resume peace negotiations from where they broke off and on the basis of acknowledging what the previous two Israeli Premiers committed themselves to and on the same bases of the UN Security Council Resolutions and the principle of land for peace," His Excellency has ever called for the establishment of a just balanced New World order in which" Neither the strong control others with their strength nor the weak are weakened by their weakness."

"We Want the Mediterranean to be a sea of peace and friendship where seagulls fly, ships of amity sail not warplanes of killing and destruction,’’

Lattakia, 1987,

Zionist Occupation Again Postpones Al-Maqt’s Trial, Extends His Detention

QUNEITRA, (ST)-The Israeli occupation authorities persist in committing violations and aggressive acts against the people of the occupied Syrian Golan.

In a new development, the Zionist authorities yesterday extended for the second time the detention of Sidqi al-Maqt, the dean of the Syrian prisoners in the occupation’s jails and postponed his trial. The Authorities had fixed May 23rd as the date for al-Maqt trial.